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Protesters gather in Alexandria

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Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of Egypt’s second city, Alexandria. At least one million are reported to have gathered in the centre of the Mediterranean port.

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Carrying banners and flags, they chanted for Hosni Mubarak to go and go now.

The President has said he will leave after elections in the autumn and warned that Egypt will slide into chaos if he goes now.

Friday’s crowd in Alexandria was the biggest since Tuesday, when hundreds of thousands turned out.

There are reports of thousands of demonstrators on the streets of cities across Egypt, with Cairo’s Tahrir Square the focal point for the protests.